Archive for May 2017
How we Help Athletes Push Further in Westwood
Chiropractic is tailor made for athletes
Pushing further in a chosen sport comes down to specialization- of both body and brain. As you grow in your sport, your body is developing a unique set of muscles that help you perform the way your brain demands. Chiropractic is about regulating the link between brain and body, and maintaining a high level of care for your body to mitigate injury and excel. More professional athletes than ever are choosing chiropractic as part of their physical health portfolio; will you join them?
Treating Frozen Shoulder in Westwood
Frozen shoulder can take up to a year to go away (by itself)
Also known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder often occurs after an injury and it causes symptoms of stiffness, pain and reduced range of movement. Whether the injury sustained was acute or cumulative, the tissues surrounding the shoulder joint stiffen and scar tissue forms; once this motion is set in process, any movement involving the shoulder (and just think, there are many) can cause pain.
Further symptoms of frozen shoulder:
- Constant pain of varying degrees
- Pain worse at night and in cold weather
- Associated neck and back problems
- Difficulty sleeping due to pain
Learning to Listen: Is your Butt Causing you Pain?
Westwood, your butt is calling and it’s time you listened!
When it comes to lower back pain, there are dozens of factors to be considered as the cause: complex networks of nerves, muscles, and ligaments, not to mention, the vertebrae and intervertebral discs all interact and should all be considered when you feel a twinge of pain in the lower back. But here is something that usually flies under the radar: the butt!
Sciatica in Westwood
Sciatica is a common impingement syndrome
The sciatic nerve is the largest in the human body- running from the lower back down the back of each leg. Because of its size and location, the sciatic nerve is prone to injury and pressure from a variety of conditions, the most common of which are:
- Disc herniation
- Piriformis syndrome
- Spinal misalignment
Symptoms are usually experienced as cramp-like irritation, numbing in the butt and the legs, and pain ranging from dull to sharp and shooting which can go right through to the lower extremities.